Ikura

Home-made ikura shio-zuke (salted salmon roe).

Step-by-step instructions are here, or see the more detailed recipe on Blue Lotus.

  • bindifry 8y

    really excellent demonstration. i never knew you had to do all that. i assumed the roe just came out of the fish like that without preparation. the photo is lovely, too
  • la_mamacita_81 8y

    I would not eat this for all the tea in China, but it certainly is beautiful, and the step-by-step was cool.
  • daisybaxter 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Best of Orange, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Andreas Zervas 8y

    Whet, Gobble and Frolic
    This photo deserves to be in Whet, Gobble and Frolic
    You may also tag this photo as WhetGobbleFrolic.
  • Markus 8y

    looks like glass bubbles, great shot
  • cicidia 8y

    Prismatic
    You are invited to add this colourful image to Prismatic - Outstanding colors in our world!</b
  • dolphin_dolphin 8y

    These are like jewels!!
  • melina1965 8y

    Seen in "オレンジ色 [Orange/Naranja/Orange]".

    Really improved macro !!!!
  • Blue Lotus 8y

    Thanks for the comments!

    Bindifry, I think the roe can be eaten straight out of the fish, but it has a VERY fishy taste and spoils quickly. So salting improves the flavour and makes it last longer.

    La mamacita 81, you're missing out! But thanks.
  • daisybaxter 8y

    Thank you for adding your photo to our group!


    Best of Orange
  • Claire Tanaka 7y

    Fascinating! I had no idea. I thought ikura just came out of the fish that way too.
  • Mudando de Flickr para juchagas 7y

    Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Cor Laranja / Orange e nós adoraríamos ter isto adicionado ao grupo!
  • darwin Bell 7y

    i love this
    v


    Gostaria que sua foto fosse adicionada ao grupo Cor Laranja, lindo registro!
  • victoria takahashi / experimetal 7y

    yum.....
    {drooling}
  • Pablo Fonseca de Pinho 6y

    sweet
  • David Hulme 6y

    Delicious, golden pearls!
    :P
  • Anastasia 6y

    I've never understood people who don't like it! It's delicious!!! In Russia we used to eat it on a slice of white bread (the best one is baguette) with butter. I can't imagine any celebration without it!
    I wish it was possible to find salmon roe in Cape Town! Life would be absolutely wonderful! (I wouldn't have to bring it from Russia)
  • victoria takahashi / experimetal 6y

    maybe try contacting your local Japanese stores?
    Or any of the fishermen in town?
  • Bryan - oz4caster 4y

    nice !
    beautiful, tasty, and healthy
  • Narumi 4y

    My favorite food in the world...!!!!
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Taken on September 18, 2007
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